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Nikolova Eddins, Stefka G.; Williams, Douglas F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Outlines a model for research-based learning (RBL) in undergraduate study, using thematic, collaborative research and related activities as learning tools. The results of a four-year project illustrate that RBL serves more students than traditional undergraduate research models, encourages faculty-student interaction, stimulates new scholarship,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Nikolova Eddins, Stefka G.; Williams, Douglas F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Research-based learning (RBL) is a model for merging research and undergraduate education. To link RBL with a curriculum across the institution, the authors used discipline-specific RBL strands, each of which is a set of interconnected course options that couple out-of-class research experiences with an established curriculum. Student learning is…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design
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Eddins, Stefka G. Nikolova; Williams, Douglas F.; Bushek, Dave; Porter, Dwayne; Kineke, Gail – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
A University of South Carolina program provides marine science students with learning opportunities that merge research and undergraduate study. In three semesters, students mastered complex scientific concepts and important professional skills such as critical and independent thinking, teamwork, and problem solving. Student/faculty and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Course Descriptions